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1981 Chicago Bears (NFL) 5th place National Football Conference Central Division 6-10-0 .375
Head Coach: Neill Armstrong
Defensive LineDale Haupt
Running Backs/Special TeamsHank Kuhlmann
Defensive BacksJim LaRue
Offensive CoordinatorTed Marchibroda
ReceiversTed Plumb
Defensive CoordinatorBuddy Ryan
Offensive LineDick Stanfel
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/6/1981HGreen Bay Packers9-16LChicago, ILSoldier Field62411
Sat8/8/1981HNew York Giants7-23LChicago, ILSoldier Field59411
Sat8/15/1981AKansas City Chiefs0-13LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium41099
Sun9/13/1981ASan Francisco 49ers17-28LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park49520
Sat8/22/1981HCincinnati Bengals24-21WChicago, ILSoldier Field58716
Sun9/20/1981HTampa Bay Buccaneers28-17WChicago, ILSoldier Field60130
Sat8/29/1981ASt. Louis Cardinals31-27WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium48793
Mon9/28/1981HLos Angeles Rams7-24LChicago, ILSoldier Field62461
Sun10/4/1981AMinnesota Vikings21-24LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium43827
Sun10/11/1981HWashington Redskins7-24LChicago, ILSoldier Field57683
Mon10/19/1981ADetroit Lions17-48LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome71273
Sun10/25/1981HSan Diego Chargers20-17WOTChicago, ILSoldier Field52906
Sun11/1/1981ATampa Bay Buccaneers10-20LTampa, FLTampa Stadium63688
Sun11/8/1981AKansas City Chiefs16-13WOTKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium60605
Sun11/15/1981AGreen Bay Packers17-21LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field55338
Sun11/22/1981HDetroit Lions7-23LChicago, ILSoldier Field50082
Thu11/26/1981ADallas Cowboys9-10LIrving, TXTexas Stadium63499
Sun12/6/1981HMinnesota Vikings10-9WChicago, ILSoldier Field50766
Sun12/13/1981AOakland Raiders23-6WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum40384
Sun12/20/1981HDenver Broncos35-24WChicago, ILSoldier Field40125
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
64Ted AlbrechtLOT6'425027California1616
88Marcus AndersonWR6'017522Tulane121
7Bob AvelliniQB6'221028Maryland90
84Brian BaschnagelWR5'1118427Ohio State1615
25Todd BellS6'020823Ohio State160
54Brian CabralLB6'121725Colorado164
59Gary CampbellRLB6'120529Colorado1616
87Mike CobbTE6'524826Michigan State161
81Robin EarlTE6'524226Washington1615
8Vince EvansQB6'220526Los Angeles CC; Southern California1616
45Gary FencikSS6'119627Yale1616
85Bob FisherTE6'324023Southern Methodist61
24Jeff FisherCB5'1018823Southern California160
21Leslie FrazierCB6'018922Alcorn State130
83Kris HainesWR5'1118324Notre Dame10
99Dan HamptonLDE6'526824Arkansas1616
35Roland HarperFB5'1120828Louisiana Tech152
90Al HarrisRDE6'525925Arizona State1611
73Mike HartenstineRDE6'325428Penn State165
20Reuben HendersonRCB6'120023Oklahoma State; San Diego State1616
51Bruce HerronLB6'222027New Mexico160
63Jay HilgenbergC6'326422Iowa160
65Noah JacksonLOG6'226430Tampa1616
62Dan JiggettsOT6'527027Harvard161
57Lee KunzMLB6'222424Nebraska167
70Dennis LickROT6'326527Wisconsin33
89Ken MargerumWR6'018023Stanford166
37Willie McClendonRB6'120524Georgia160
76Steve McMichaelDT6'226524Texas100
43Emery MooreheadWR6'222027Colorado90
52Dan NealC6'425232Kentucky1616
6Hans NielsenK5'1116529Michigan State30
68Jim OsborneLDT6'325932Southern University1616
82Alan PageRDT6'525536Notre Dame1616
86Bob ParsonsP6'523231Penn State160
34Walter PaytonHB5'1020328Jackson State1616
15Mike PhippsQB6'320834Purdue30
46Doug PlankFS5'1119728Ohio State1612
9John RovetoK5'1117823Louisiana-Lafayette110
44Terry SchmidtLCB6'017729Ball State1616
72Brad ShearerDT6'325426Texas60
50Mike SingletaryMLB5'1123223Baylor169
30John SkibinskiRB6'022226Purdue110
69Revie SoreyROG6'226428Illinois164
26Matt SuheyFB5'1121523Penn State1514
16Bob ThomasK5'1017729Notre Dame20
78Keith Van HorneROT6'628524Southern California1412
23Lenny WalterscheidFS5'1119027Southern Utah64
80Rickey WattsWR6'120324Tulsa129
83Brooks WilliamsTE6'422627North Carolina50
22Dave WilliamsRB6'220027Colorado80
55Otis WilsonLLB6'222824Syracuse; Louisville1512
79Emanuel ZandersROG6'124830Jackson State1212
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Keith Van Horne111TSouthern California
Mike Singletary238LBBaylorfrom SF
Ken Margerum367WRStanford
Todd Bell495DBOhio State
Reuben Henderson6150DBSan Diego State
Jeff Fisher7177DBSouthern California
Scott Zettek8205DTNotre Dame
Frank Ditta9232GBaylor
Tim Clifford10260QBIndiana
Lonnie Johnson11287RBIndiana
Bob Shupryt12316LBNew Mexico
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals417155806
Opponents Totals838363950
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals31:55278126126269426535.5121996
Opponents Totals28:05290120144266823029.6119961
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
John Roveto0192095.0101855.6049
Walter Payton80000048
Brian Baschnagel30000018
Vince Evans30000018
Matt Suhey30000018
Rickey Watts30000018
Marcus Anderson20000012
Dave Williams20000012
Hans Nielsen088100.0020.008
Bob Thomas02366.72366.708
Todd Bell1000006
Robin Earl1000006
Gary Fencik1000006
Jeff Fisher1000006
Roland Harper1000006
Al Harris1000006
Ken Margerum1000006
Doug Plank0000012
Team Totals31293193.5122352.21253
Opponents Totals39373994.9172958.61324
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Hans Nielsen020.00/00/10/10/00/0
John Roveto101855.60/16/72/32/70/0
Bob Thomas2366.70/01/21/10/00/0
Team Totals122352.20/17/103/52/70/0
Opponents Totals172958.61/13/56/86/111/4
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Walter Payton33912223.6396
Matt Suhey1505213.5263
Vince Evans432185.1253
Roland Harper341063.1111
Willie McClendon30742.5170
Dave Williams2199.5150
Ken Margerum11111.0110
Brian Baschnagel11010.0100
Bob Avellini520.420
Mike Phipps100.000
Dan Neal1-6-6.0-60
Bob Parsons1-6-6.0-60
Team Totals60821713.63913
Opponents Totals52121464.15913
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Vince Evans43619544.722123545.412.185t112.5204.623173218151.1
Mike Phipps171164.7617110.115.543t211.800.0541130137.1
Bob Avellini321546.9141855.812.372t13.139.475213336.6
Brian Baschnagel11100.001818.018.01800.000.00018118.8
Walter Payton200.0200.000.000.000039.6
Bob Parsons100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals48922245.424427285.612.385t142.9234.735266246253.1
Opponents Totals52523344.427435276.715.194t234.4183.431279324867.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Walter Payton413799.2302
Ken Margerum3958415.0411
Brian Baschnagel3455416.372t3
Matt Suhey331685.1150
Rickey Watts2746517.242t3
Dave Williams181267.018t2
Robin Earl1011811.8241
Marcus Anderson924327.085t2
Brooks Williams33210.7160
Mike Cobb22010.0110
Roland Harper2105.080
Willie McClendon242.040
Al Harris11818.0180
Emanuel Zanders177.070
Team Totals222272812.385t14
Opponents Totals233352715.194t23
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Gary Fencik612120.269t1
Reuben Henderson48421.0390
Terry Schmidt242.040
Jeff Fisher231.530
Todd Bell19292.092t1
Al Harris14444.044t1
Lenny Walterscheid100.000
Mike Singletary1-3-3.0-30
Team Totals1834519.292t3
Opponents Totals2338516.7652
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bob Parsons114453139.7550731594379733.3
Team Totals114453139.7550731594379733.3
Opponents Totals98398540.7671016518326733.3
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jeff Fisher432050911.888t1
Lenny Walterscheid1066.060
Doug Plank1133.030
Brian Baschnagel0300
Team Totals452451811.588t1
Opponents Totals66125949.055t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Williams23048621.1420
Emery Moorehead23047620.7560
Jeff Fisher7010214.6230
Leslie Frazier607712.8150
Brian Baschnagel203417.0230
Brooks Williams103535.0350
Bob Fisher1099.090
Marcus Anderson10-5-5.0-50
Team Totals640121419.0560
Opponents Totals4493721.3470
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Marcus Anderson100000
Brian Baschnagel220200
Todd Bell0010100
Gary Campbell0001100
Mike Cobb0010100
Vince Evans13202-100
Gary Fencik0001100
Jeff Fisher301100
Roland Harper100000
Al Harris0003350
Mike Hartenstine0001140
Reuben Henderson0001100
Bruce Herron0001100
Ken Margerum0010100
Steve McMichael0010100
Dan Neal2000-40
Jim Osborne0002270
Alan Page0001100
Walter Payton930300
Doug Plank0004460
Terry Schmidt0001100
Revie Sorey0010100
Matt Suhey330300
Keith Van Horne0010100
Lenny Walterscheid0002230
Rickey Watts320200
Otis Wilson00033310
Emanuel Zanders0010100
Team Totals3718192241420
Opponents Totals3322817250
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